Don’t Shoot Yourself With A Nail Gun

Benefits and Costs of Outsourcing Your Learning
   A few years ago, I kabob’ed three of my fingers together by shooting them with a large nail gun.  I was teaching myself carpentry.
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   After the medical costs related to surgery, the cost of my building project was far more than the cost of buying or hiring someone.
   But now I know how to build stuff.  No regrets. Education incurs costs, including time, money, and pain.
   If I had hired someone to teach me, however, I would now have full use of my fingers and I would have saved money. I also would have LEARNED FASTER.
   Hire a sensei. The word sensei comes from 先, before and 生, meaning lived: someone who has been down the path before, so can teach from experience.
   Go ahead and listen to experts, buy books, read blogs.  Learn from others’ mistakes (like mine).

Published by Brock Stout, PhD

Brock has helped many people to be extremely successful. He has lived in various countries and has enjoyed several careers, but is now a writer and a coach. He sustained mild lead poisoning as a child, resulting in neurological damage. The result was a life of learning disabilities, always struggling to keep up. But he completed two degrees from competitive universities, then advised Wall Street executives in Asia for 15 years. He later earned a PhD and worked as a university professor for six years. He has started three profitable companies in between. So he particularly wants to help those with special learning challenges. Because so many of us now have these special challenges, they are no longer special. But they are challenges. He wants you to TEACH YOURSELF how to be successful.

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